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The information contained in this section has been procured from  the Mayo Clinic.

It is all for educational purposes and not intended to be taken as medical advice.

Other Types of Celiac Diseases

Nonresponsive Celiac Disease

Some people with celiac disease don't respond to what they consider to be a gluten-free diet. Nonresponsive celiac disease is often due to contamination of the diet with gluten. Working with a dietitian can help you learn how to avoid all gluten.

People with nonresponsive celiac disease might have:

  • Bacteria in the small intestine (bacterial overgrowth)

  • Microscopic colitis

  • Poor pancreas function (pancreatic insufficiency)

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Difficulty digesting sugar found in dairy products (lactose), table sugar (sucrose), or a type of sugar found in honey and fruits (fructose)

  • Refractory celiac disease

Source: Mayo Clinic


Refractory Celiac Disease

In rare instances, the intestinal injury of celiac disease doesn't respond to a strict gluten-free diet. This is known as refractory celiac disease.


If you still have signs and symptoms after following a gluten-free diet for six months to one year, you might need further testing to look for other explanations for your symptoms. Cooking Blog

Source: Mayo Clinic

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